Treatise on God III


~ Exert from the Book of Faith

64

I’ve lived a modest life, told the truth
But I lived as if I had little Faith
Never did I once imagine
That nothing was impossible for me –

But to move mountains faith is required
For requests to be granted
For our hour of liberation to arrive
Of greater worth than gold, I ask for Faith

That which was once promised
From all that was sacrificed
Preaching is useless without that secret
Faith for which there is no easy remedy

The lasting listening, the last friend
For which there is no book, no sight
Invisible was our God, as mystical as the night –
Now faith is a kind of knowledge

That rests upon the hope of eternal life
Not for I myself, but for the promised beloveds
For a kind of salvation outside the scope of profit
But I have loved as if my faith was inexhaustible.

Treatise on God II


94 love

Here, bear testimony, you are your own best witness
Do unto others as you
Would have them to do you
Love must be sincere, therefore

Cling to what is good
Be compassionate at all times
Love has no intent to harm
The fulfillment of the law is kindness

Mercy, charity, service, helpfulness
Hope, love and faith together move –
But the greatest of these is love
And Love for God’s work in us

Dear friends, let us love on another
For love comes from God
Everyone who loves has been
Born God and knows God

There is no fear in love, therefore
Perfect love drives out all fear, anxiety
Fear punishes, love gives
Say yes to love, and no to fear

At every juncture of your life
Here, bear testimony, the love in you
Will be your own judge and jury
Great love is not only for self, family, friends

But for all beings, all creatures
There is no chosen people, no right nation
All planets together move in the galaxy
A friend loves at all times, whoever forgets God

That is their concern, for God so loved the world
There we were created to love the world too
No one can serve two masters, so listen
Inside your heart, and serve the true soul

For in thine own conscience thou findst
The truth of thy love, and all fulfillment therein.